End of 8th over: A terrific first over from Yuzvendra Chahal. Misses out on a hat-trick but has brought RCB right back into this contest. 7 runs and 2 wickets in his first over. RCB 69/3
7.5 overs: OUT! Two-in-two for Yuzvendra Chahal. This time Sanju Samson hits it straight to Chris Morris at long off. What a comeback this is from Chahal after getting hit for a six first-ball. RR 69/3
7.4 overs: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the much-needed wicket of Robin Uthappa. He once again goes for the big hit on the leg side but this time hits it straight to the Aaron Finch in the deep. Uthappa falls after scoring 41 off 22 balls.
7.1 overs: SIX! Gigantic strike from Sanju Samson. He joins the party as well. That was in the arc and Samson just deposited it into the top tier. Welcomes Yuzvendra Chahal with a cracking maximum.
6.3 overs: FOUR!FOUR! We are starting to see the best of Robin Uthappa. Back-to-back boundaries off Navdeep Saini on either side of the wicket. Uthappa is dealing only in boundaries at the moment. He has raced to 40 off just 19 balls. RR 60/1
5.3 overs: OUT! Chris Morris gets the breakthrough for Bangalore. Bumper from him and Ben Stokes goes for the pull shot. Manages only a glove to it and AB de Villiers does the rest behind the stumps. Stokes falls for 15. RR 50/1
50 up for Rajasthan Royals!
Robin Uthappa 31* off 15
Ben Stokes 15* off 17
RR 50/0 after 5.2 overs
4.2 overs: FOUR! Boundaries flowing at the moment for the Royals. This time Ben Stokes clubs Navdeep Saini into the deep mid-wicket region. RR 42/0
End of 4th over: FOUR! SIX! A couple of boundaries to finish off the over. Robin Uthappa is on fire! At his absolute best. Looking to take the full advantage of the fielding restrictions. Clubs Isuru Udana for back-to-back boundaries. RR 38/0
End of 3rd over: FOUR! Boundary to end the over. This is brilliant from Robin Uthappa. Decimated Sundar in that over, picking up four boundaries. The Royals are up and running. RR 21/0
2.4 over: FOUR! Third boundary in the over for Robin Uthappa. He has made his intensions very clear. This time he sweeps Sundar in the deep square-leg region to collect four runs.
2.1 overs: FOUR! Over-pitched from Sundar and Robin Uthappa times the ball to perfection. Hits it through extra-cover region to collect his and Rajasthan Royals’ first boundary. RR 9/0
End of 2nd over: Good start from Chris Morris as well from the other end. Just three from his first over. Sundar to continue for RCB. RR 5/0
End of 1st over: An excellent start from Washington Sundar. Just 2 from his first over. Chris Morris to share the new ball with Sundar from the other end. RR 2/0
Change in batting order once again for Rajasthan Royals. Today, Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa have arrived to the middle to start the Royals innings. Washington Sundar has the new ball in hand for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams
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Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captains at the toss!
Virat Kohli – This pitch looks a lot better, the surface looks a lot better than what we had in Sharjah. We would have batted first as well. Couple of changes for us – Mann is back for us, he replaces Siraj. Dube misses out, Shahbaz Ahmed gets his first game today. That helps us get the balance back. We have learnt from our losses, that shows the character in the team. It’s been a hectic schedule this week, it’s all about executing our plans.
Steve Smith– We are batting. Day game, better to bat first. Same team for us. We have got a good mix with Stokes back, we did a lot of things right in the last game. The wickets are slowing up, one reason for batting first.
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Team news: The Royals go in unchanged. RCB have made a couple of changes. Gurkeerat Mann and Shahbaz Ahmed come in for Mohammad Siraj and Shivam Dube.
Toss news: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith calls it right, wins the toss and opts to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.
Pitch report: “We aren’t playing on the centre pitch today and that means one side will be relatively short (at 66m). The other side though will have huge boundaries (at 85m). The dimensions are very deceptive with the straight boundaries as well There is a stiff breeze blowing across, the pitch looks really good, this is only the second day game in Dubai, nothing much for the seamers, but with the ground dimensions, the spinners are going to be the key, reckon Danny Morrison and JP Duminy.
Bangalore camp is all set!
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Players form both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial encounter. Just under 30 minutes to go for the toss.
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After suffering an 8-wicket defeat against RCB in their previous encounter, its now time for the Royals to settle the score and move up on the points table.
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Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 33 of IPL 2020 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.